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    February 21, 2013
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the giants could line up 7 clubs to vote with them to stop it. the battle is between the as and giants and also with the city of oakland. again, if you remember back in september mayor quan campaigned to keep all three sports teams in oakland and hosting the oakland loves our sports team week. >> mayor quan is trying to create coliseum city. but they want to keep the as, raiders around warriors in the same complex to create a stadium mall, shopping, apartments, what not. it's the only city in the bay area that has three of the six major pro franchises. >> reporter: these guidelines would be the first significant move from the baseball commissioner's office since the committee was set up after the as first unveiled plans to move to san jose years ago. the story doesn't mention the specific guidelines and leaders of both the giants and the as
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aren't commenting. live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. new developments in the murder case against olympian oscar pistorius. a judge may decide today whether to allow him out on bail. he is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend. now we're learning the lead detective in the investigation is facing attempted murder charges in an unrelated shooting. also today, nike announced that it is suspending its endorsement contract with the runner. sports bar company has supplied the sprinter with running gear and special soles for his racing blades since 2007. san jose city leaders say they have no interest in competing against san francisco to host of the 2024 summer olympics. if either city decides to bid, here's what it takes to win. first a budget of at least $3 billion. that's on top of venue construction costs. other requirements, a village for 16,500 athletes,45,000 hotel rooms and a workforce
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equal to half the population of oakland. it's being called an eyesore and health hazard and san jose says it needs to go. a homeless encampment has grown in the last few weeks on land under the flight path to mineta international airport. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the condition at the tent city. >> reporter: it's cold to be camping but the people behind mere along spring street say they have no other choice but to live in this shantytown. police are planning a clean-up though so they are going to have to find somewhere else to live as soon as march 4. this encampment near guadalupe river park has gotten so big, you can see it from the airplanes. 100 people living in 40 tents. the squatters started coming here last month after the city raided a nearby encampment and the setup they are living in are elaborate some with windowpanes and makeshift kitchens. >> reporter: is this a mattress?
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>> it's a big old mattress wrapped in plastic and up on top of crates, i mean, you know, wood. so the rain goes under the pallet. >> reporter: now, the city has had a tough time with encampments recently. every time think clean one up, another one forms. they say it will cost about $40,000 to clean up this encampment. it is one of dozens around the city. but it appears to be the largest one right now which is why it has really caught the attention of city officials. that clean-up planned for the first week of march. live in san jose, anne makovec, kpix 5. all right, anne, thank you. anne said it is chilly out there. >> i guess, but sunshine for the weekend? let's talk to lawrence find out what's going on. >> not quite as cold as yesterday. the arctic air mass over the bay area yesterday, temperatures dropping off in the 20s and 30s in the valleys. still cold enough some 30s and 40s outside breezy approaching the coastline. looks like we are in for a very
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nice day though. temperatures going to be running a little below average but comfortable in the afternoon. it's 38 degrees in san jose right now. 45 in san francisco. 41 in santa rosa. and 38 degrees in concord. high pressure trying to slide in. it's going to send the jet stream just to the north of the bay area so that will keep us dry. still a chance they could see some snow showers in lake tahoe area but not for us. we are done with the snow and the rain. looks like for the foreseeable future. temperatures will be on the cooler side though. usually in the low to about the mid-60s at this time of year. today well we are going to be cooler than that about 60 degrees in san jose. about 58 in san francisco. and 59 degrees in livermore. all right. it's traffic time. for that we head to elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. it's a nice time to be out on the roads so far this morning. things are busy in some spots. a lot of the overnight roadwork and incidents are gone. we have metering lights on over at the bay bridge. they just turned them on a couple of minutes ago so now we have delays in the cash lanes especially.
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pretty soon there will be delays i'm sure in the fastrak lanes, as well. elsewhere to the san mateo bridge, here's a live look at 101 and trimble. this is in the south bay. 101 through san jose so far still moving at top speeds. 280 and guadalupe parkway just fine. westbound 4 this is definitely one of the slow spots always slow at this time of the morning. right there as you approach as street and westbound 580 our mobile 1 unit traveling through tracy, it's still stop and go towards about vasco road in livermore. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. we are getting a look at the three men police want to find in connection with a triple homicide in sonoma county earlier this month. the sheriff releasing photos from a video taken at a gas station in st. helena. authorities believe these men may be accomplices in the murders in forestville. the in en were driving a beige colored ford rage engineer but also may be involved in the drug deal gone bad this monday. the three were driving a beige
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ford ranger. a 21-year-old woman at a bus stop at natural bridges drive near delaware was shot in the head. police released a composite sketch of the suspect and offered a $5,000 reward for information. they say the woman was shot and robbed but she is expected to fully recover a santa cruz couple has a tale to tell after fighting off two robbers who invaded their home at 4:30 yesterday morning at poplar avenue. yarry gonzalez says he and wife were awakened by the intruders. the robbers seemed incompetent he said giving them the courage to fight back. >> she picks up one of our heating bags here and she chucks it at the back of weasel's head, the smaller guy who is wielding at this point a decorative sword from my wall and a screwdriver. i started engaging the bigger guy, thug, while my wife is fighting with weasel. >> quite the character there.
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gonzalez managed to tackle and detain one of the suspects until police arrived although the other got away making off with several items. some other bay area headlines on this thursday. a new lawsuit filed after a north bay school fired its head football coach in connection with a sexual hazing incident. st. patrick saint vincent in vallejo fired their head coach chris cerbone and four other coaches last month. the school expelled five varsity players after a hazing incident in the locker room was reported to the coaches. lawyers say it was a wrongful termination. a fairfield man returns to court this morning to be arraigned on murder charges with special circumstances that could lead to the death penalty. 32-year-old anthony lamar jones is accused of killing 13-year- old genelle conway allen. her body was found in a park february 1. jones was arrested a week later. police think he acted alone. the obama administration may ask the supreme court to overturn california's proposition 8. that's the voter- approved initiative that limits
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marriage between one man and one woman. during his inaugural address, the president mentioned that gays and lesbians must be treated like anyone else under the law. the administration has one week to file a friend of the court brief with the justices. time now 6:09. they come out of nowhere am how robbers are preying on drivers stuck in traffic. >> also ahead it's a way to get kids to relax. why some california parents are taking a stand though against yoga in the classroom. >> and learning a little rhythm and a love of culture. how bay area students are getting a peek into the past you there dance as this week's "cool school." land o' lakes spreadable butter with canola oil is made with sweet cream, canola oil and salt. just three simple ingredients. what's in your spread?
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move. it's been happening what's worse than being stuck in a traffic jam? how about this? getting robbed while you can't move. it's beginning to happen in lima, peru. a gang of thieves calling themselves coyotes was caught on camera during a number of holdups. also caught on camera, their arrest. one is 23. the other three suspects are 18 years old. >> that's a little scary. >> it is. >> nothing you can do. they reach in and -- wow. >> you can't move. 6:14 right now. let's check our roads. >> liz, it's all yours. >> it's why they need more traffic reporters apparently in peru. the hot spots to avoid, so far we are not seeing a lot of traffic. everything is actually quiet if you are crossing the san mateo bridge. this is what it looks like right now across the deck, both directions. 14 minutes the drive time. no delay from the high-rise section all the way out towards foster city. we are seeing delays with mass transit. ace train number one running
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about 25 minutes behind schedule got a late start out of stockton due to freight train traffic. ace train 3 five-minute delays. so a heads up. ace train a little behind schedule. otherwise bart, muni an caltrain no delays. back on the roads it's been an exceptionally quiet morning as far as the number of incidents. chp reports continue to shot not much going on. southbound 101 approaching san francisco, coming into san francisco, still moving at the limit. they were able to pick up overnight roadwork that we saw on southbound 101 approaching the waldo tunnel. elsewhere let's take a look at the milpitas ride. westbound 237 around the bend silicon valley commute, you will notice all green on the sensors all the way towards sunnyvale. no problems there. checking the east bay, westbound 80 let's take a look coming down the eastshore freeway. so far 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. no delay yet through berkeley. this is one of our slower spots. mobile 1 has been driving
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through the altamont pass and livermore and they have slow- and-go conditions especially through livermore approaching vasco road so drive time now more than a half hour between the altamont pass and 680. that's a check on your "timesaver traffic." here's lawrence. >> we are going to stay dry outside not as cold as yesterday morning. still chilly enough in spots out the door partly cloudy skies. i think as we head throughout the day we'll see a lot of sunshine, breezy in spots. temperatures below average but not bad and then dry weather continues through the weekend. high pressure just off the coastline, sending the jet stream just far enough to the north to keep us dry. but still a chance of some snow showers into the tahoe area but the temperatures are going to be remaining fairly cool for this time of year. usually we are in the low to mid-60s cooler than that by the afternoon. still not bad around much of the state. about 61 degrees in sacramento. 57 partly cloudy in fresno.
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some of those snow showers up in the high mountains could see rain showers into eureka 50 degrees there and 54 degrees partly cloudy into the monterey bay. around our bay looking good. 59 in morgan hill. 60 degrees in san jose. should be about 60 in redwood city. breezy though if you plan to head to the beaches in half moon bay and pacifica mid-50s there. 50s and low 60s into the east bay. i think the north bay not bad. 61 degrees in santa rosa about 62 in sonoma. about 59 in kentfield and 58 degrees and breezy into san francisco. as we look out over the next couple of days, just some passing clouds but we'll keep things dry now. saturday and sunday maybe a weak offshore wind developing. that will clear out your skies to the coastline. the temperatures maybe some low 60s over the weekend too. nice and dry. >> not bad at all. >> all right, lawrence. good job. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> you're okay, lawrence. [ laughter ] 6:17 now. some parents in southern california are bent out of shape over a new school yoga program and now they are taking it to the courts. hiring a first amendment
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attorney they filed a lawsuit saying the new program violates the separation of church and state. so the district superintendent says changes have already been made removing any cultural or religious references in the yoga curriculum. >> they are going to look closely and make sure that there aren't elements of religion in the program. >> to say it's watered down or been defanged of its religious tenets is simply in this case not true. >> the program funded by yoga nonprofit group is supported by most of the parents and the student. since starting the classes in january, students appear to be much calmer. but stay tuned. >> all right. february is black history month and many schools are honoring it with special celebrations. but one bay area school honors the culture and the history all year round. and piedmont avenue elementary in oakland is this week's "cool school." >> you guys showing off, right? [ laughter ]
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>> okay. keep showing off. >> reporter: pope flyne has been teaching african dancing at piedmont elementary school for 26 years now. a popular musician in ghana, pope moved to the united states to teach. >> i would teach them the groove and then say you're on your own. >> reporter: twice a week students dance for an hour before school starts. >> when they come in, they're like oh, it's cold in here you know. when get on stage, and we do all those exercises and they start dancing, they forget about it. >> when i dance, i don't have to worry about what's going on around the world. >> i love dancing. >> reporter: pope says learning rhythm is learning math, history and even something more important. >> you can see that they are really happy. they are, you know, upbeat and it give them confidence. >> reporter: the dance represents his tribe and the barter between fishermen and
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farmers. it's a lesson in dance and culture in a school that's 80% african-american. >> we are all africans. so the culture is actually an open culture for all of us. >> i think it's great that even though february is black history month, we try to get our students to feel happy and proud about who they are all year. >> reporter: so with every beat and every move, students here link their past to their present. they have a lot of fun. and pope says that all of the teachers thank him because all of the kids who take his dance class before school starts are wide awake when they go to class. they are alert. they are really good in class. >> i love the one shot of the gal kind of turned around and smiled. looks like they are enjoying themselves. >> they have a lot of fun and get up early to do it.
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what's cool about your school? submit your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/coolschool. we may come out and feature your school right here on our show. 6:20 now. coming up, anaphase outfielder making noise in arizona. >> and putting your best foot backward. the best of all paths that's creating a buzz.
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position players for the oakland a's got a day off from spring training yesterday because it g. a very unusual rainout in the desert yesterday. >> yeah. position players for the oakland as got a day off from spring training because it was just pouring. >> a lot of rain. >> the as have a logjam in the outfield. 7-year veteran chris young is new to the athletics coming off an injury last year. young and three teammates are fighting for playing time in the outfield. >> he knows that this is going to be difficult for him in that to get the amount of playing time that we expect him to get
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he is going to have to play some corner spots as well and dh some. >> last year was tough being able to start off as good as i did and, you know, not being able to get the strength back in my shoulder like i wanted fast enough. it definitely affected me. >> young was off to a shot start with arizona last year when he hurt his shoulder making that catch right there against the wall. by the way, major league baseball has budged on the issue of the as move to the south bay. we are going to have an update at 6:30. day after the sharks ended their losing streak the warriors have followed suit with a big winner of their own last night. andrew bogut had three blocks, 7 points, 11 row bound for the warriors in oakland last night, 1 rebounds. they beat phoenix 108-98. the warriors' six-game nosedive finally over. play of the day from the nba, new york knicks, shumpert an assist off his foot. isn't that sweet to steve novak to bags the three-pointer.
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kind of dribbles it, kicks it back over sets with the three- pointer. the knicks lost to interview but they made the play of the day. >> that's legal? >> i didn't think you could kick the ball in the nba but i think it was an inadvertent kind of -- >> he didn't do it intentionally. coming up, a santa cruz couple turns into crime fighters. how they fought with a pair of intruders and won. >> and a new twist in the pistorius murder case in south africa. the lead detective now facing prior murder charges. how this new development could affect the trial. >> reporter: the clock is ticking on this homeless encampment where i'm standing right now. we'll tell you about the police plan to raid it coming up next.
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case against him has been seriously weakened by several police blunners. >> a bizarre twist -- blunders. >> a bizarre twist in the oscar pistorius bail hearing. >> the lead detective in the case faces his own murder charges. >> seem to be very corrupt. >> i urge everybody if you don't have to travel, please don't travel. >> a major winter storm is hitting the midwest today. >> we're thinking thank god we made our plans to get out of here. >> bumbling burglars pick the wrong family to mess with. >> he started engaging the bigger guy while my wife is fighting with weasel. >> my husband and i spotted the black bag. >> a valentine's day one bay area couple will never forget. >> imagine finding 10,000 dollars just out in the open here near the golden gate bridge. >> the money didn't belong to us. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald
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good morning. it's thursday, february 21. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. the time now is 6:30. we're following some breaking news right now. las vegas police are investigating some kind of accident and shooting along the strip there. at least three we're told were shot. details are still coming in though but we do know that las vegas boulevard is shut down. you can see a lot of law enforcement is out there. that police crime scene tape again three people are reportedly to be shot. don't have any details now but we'll check in and see if we can find more information. >> as soon as we get more information it will come your way. meanwhile, same team but perhaps a new city for an east bay sports franchise. >> new details from major league baseball and what may help the as move to san jose. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: these details are from the "l.a.
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times." the story doesn't mention specific guidelines about this move but experts say the fact that these guidelines exist doesn't necessarily mean the oakland as will move because because technically the san francisco giants have territorial rights in santa clara county. but if the as can fulfill the concerns of the m l about. the commissioner could allow the club owners to decide. the as would need 75% of the club to rescind the territorial rights. the rights the giants won't necessarily give up that easily. >> that will be the last resort. i'm sure they are going to fight this tooth and nail as hard as they can until the other owners basically somehow coerce them into deciding that this might have to be the compromise. but right now, they have the territorial rights that were given to them by the as when the giants actually were struggling well over 20 years ago. >> reporter: the giants could stop the move buy lining up 7 clubs to vote with them. these guidelines would be the first significant move from the baseball commissioner's office
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since the committee was set up to explore the issue a few years ago. this is a battle we could see play out for another few years. it's unlikely the as could move to san jose before 2018. so far the giants and as are not commenting. cate caugiran, kpix 5. it may be an olympic honor for two bay area cities but san jose city leaders say they have no interest in competing against san francisco to host the 2024 summer olympics. still if either decides to bid here's what it takes to win. first, a budget of at least $3 billion. other requirements, housing for 16, 500 athletes, 45,000 hotel rooms for visitors, and a workforce equal to half the population of oakland. san francisco is struggling with a funding fallout for america's cup. fundraising has fallen short. the city did raise $14 million but needs another $30 million. so far, only 3 boats have
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committed to the race. a smaller event would mean a lot less revenue for the city. no decision on bail for the south african olympian charged with murder. today's hearing for oscar pistorius ended with no decision from the judge on the bail request. officers charged pistorius in the shooting death of his girlfriend on valentine's day. now his lawyers say the lead detective in the investigation should be replaced. that's after new details show he faces attempted murder charges in an unrelated shooting. pistorius is expected back in a courtroom tomorrow. >> two men charged with an attack on san francisco giants fan are expected back in court today. louis sanchez and marvin norwood are accused of beating bryan stow outside dodger stadium two years ago. sanchez is expected to ask for more time to prepare the case since he is now representing himself. stoas permanently disabled gay the by the attack. dozens of homeless people
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say they are going to have to clear out. san jose officials will clear a tent city that sprung up on land south of mineta international airport. anne makovec smack in san jose this morning and the camp is just getting plenty of complaints. >> reporter: yes, but for people living here this is seen as a relatively nice shantytown here along spring street. you can see some of its residents starting to wake up this morning at 6:30 a.m. police are planning to raid this encampment as soon as march four. people flying over it have complained. there are about 100 people living in approximately 40 tents. plenty of them arrived last month after a nearby encampment was shut down. neighbors say this is dangerous and unsanitary. you move them and they pop up in another spot.
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frustrating? >> it's frustrating but it's part of the process. >> we have to be consistent on how we work with people. if we at any to work everyone at the city believes we'll have long-term positive results. leadsers are concerned if they would allow the camp to stay it could invite people from outside the area to move in here, as well. this clean-up though will cost the city about $40,000. and in the meantime, homeless advocates are coming here to talk to some of these people about alternate places that they could live. right now live in san jose, anne makovec, kpix 5. lawrence would call the weather coming up boring. we would call it nice. >> there's always something interesting about the weather. today it's going to be breezy without rain and snow that we had the other day. that was fighting. around the bay area quiet start to the morning, not as cold as yesterday morning. partly cloudy skies out there over the bay, looking good. we are working on a nice afternoon. see a couple of ripples on the
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water. we are getting a breeze on the bay. 38 degrees in concord. 38 in san jose. 45 degrees in san francisco and 37 degrees in livermore. high pressure trying to sneak in here. it's going to be slow to do so. the boundary will cause breezy conditions throughout the day today and probably the next couple of days. temperatures not bad. 50s and 60s in the east bay. breezier inside the bay. in san francisco winds and out at the coastline those temperatures holding in the 50s and 60s. more on that weekend forecast coming up. but first, let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we are watching news coming out of vacaville westbound 80 approaching sherri glen. one lane is blocked there so it's one of the first accidents we have seen so far this morning. it's starting to stack up towards the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are turned on around 6:00 so it's stacking up toward the foot of the maze 10 to 15 minutes to get on the span.
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it's crowded before you get to the metering lights. elsewhere, let's go to 880. this is a live look near hegenberger and the oakland coliseum. no delay northbound or southbound 880 between hayward and the macarthur maze. let's go to our maps. we are also watching this news now on highway 50. apparently snow is falling. and there are new chain requirements now on highway 50 between twin bridges all the way to meyers. so far there are no chain requirements on interstate 80. we'll let you know if that changes. in the meantime, back to you guys. santa cruz couple fought off two robbers who invaded their home and it happened around 4:30 yesterday morning on poplar avenue. yarry gonzalez says he and his wife and two daughters were awakened by intruders. he says the robbers seemed incompetent giving him and his wife the courage to fight break. >> she picks up one of our heating bags here and she chucks it at the back of weasel's head. the smaller guy who is wielding at this point a dual wielding a decorative sword from my wall
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and screwdriver. i started engaging the bigger guy thug while my wife is fighting with weasel. >> gonzalez managed to tackle and detain one of the suspects until the police arrived although the other got away making off with several items. more violent attacks today in syria. opposition activists say at least 32 people are dead after a car bombing in damascus. the attack happened near the headquarters of the ruling baath party and the russian embassy. there were no reports of casualties in a second attack. investigators in missouri are working to aid body found in the wake of an explosion and fire at a kansas city restaurant. the victim is believed to be a 46-year-old woman who worked at j.j.'s a popular eatery at the upscale country club plaza. 15 people were injured on tuesday. the cause of the disaster isn't determined yet but the local utility says it appears a construction crew struck a
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natural gas line. new clues into what may have set off that sandy hook killer. a frontline investigation says adam lanza was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder at the age of 6. people who have it may overrespond to stimuli and find clothing, physical contact or sound unbearable. lanza didn't recognize pain, he couldn't cope with loud noise, and confusion or change would cause him to shut down. vice president joe biden will speak in danbury, connecticut a few miles from newtown, the scene of the school shooting. the conference is to promote the obama administration's gun control proposals. among those who plan to be in attendance, the parents of one of the children killed in the shooting at sandy hook elementary. time now 6:40. a little too crunchy. why kellogg's is recalling a popular cereal. >> plus it was not the romantic valentine's day they had planned. how a local couple ended up at a police station with $11,000 in cash. we'll explain. >> and the market just opened
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up about 10 minutes ago. let's get a quick look at the early numbers here. so far not looking too good. coming up an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks.
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are on the scene of a shooting.. along the las vegas strip. there was some sort of shootout.. las vegas police are on the scene of a shooting and this is right on vegas strip. >> you're looking at an aerial view right now. there was some sort of shootout apparently outside of the bally's casino. cbs affiliate in las vegas report that three people are dead. at least three more are injured. it set off a five-car accident including a taxi. it burst into flames.
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the damage that it left behind there. two people inside that car died. las vegas boulevard is shut down now from caesar's palace to paris a long stretch on that las vegas boulevard. but we are keeping an eye on this. we'll give you information. three people are dead right in the middle of the strip in front of bally's there. so we'll get more information. we'll pass it along. >> 4-year-old girl is being praised for pulling her 2-year- old sister from the wreckage of a car crash that killed their mother. troopers believe 26-year-old jessica fell asleep at the wheel tuesday night veered off the highway and slammed head on to a tree in washington state. the girls huddled under a blanketed for hours until a passerby stopped after seeing them. the 2-year-old was severely injured but is alive in the hospital. the 4-year-old was released.
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the midwest bracing for a big one they are calling it in nebraska, kansas and missouri. first this is arizona, believe it or not where the wgc match play championship was delayed due to weather. a golf tournament. this is unheard of. some areas are picking up 9 to 12 inches. governor brown back has closed the state government and is urging residents to stay off the streets. >> you could get up to 20" of snow on the i-70 corridor and that just really makes traveling very, very hazardous. just wisest just don't go. >> however, many in the area are welcoming the snow especially the farmers since the midwest has been in the middle of severe drought. >> looks like a mess. >> helps with the drought. we were a little dry for a while and then we had some moisture. >> we had some and now it's all gone again. it is back to dry again here in the bay area. rainfall amounts running about 80% of normal now so yeah, we
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have seen quite a beginning to the season but now things have started to taper off. outside now, it is a quiet beginning to the day. we have some partly cloudy skies. it looks like a nice day ahead. it will be a dry one. it's going to be breezy as you approach the coastline. plenty of afternoon sunshine. and then looks like dry weather will continue in place not only for today but probably right into the weekend, as well. the ridge of high pressure is lifting the jet stream far enough north to keep us dry. snow in the tahoe area. this morning seeing some of that. but not here. it's going to stay cooler than average. temperatures a few degrees below average by this afternoon. no delays at sfo just a few clouds moving on by. across the country a different story. thunderstorms in houston could cause problems. snow in denver and more of the snow into the chicago area. 41 and partly cloudy in new york. around the bay temperatures in the 50s and 60s, usually the
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mid-60s in the warmer spots this time of year so cooler than average but not bad. 50s tow coastline and breezy. 50s and low 60s into the east bay. and it will be breezy into san francisco at 58. is 55 daly city, 51 santa rosa. next couple of days a few clouds, dry, lots of sunshine, maybe a weak offshore wind over the weekend. and looks like it will stay dry well into next week elizabeth. >> hopefully we'll keep traffic quiet for the morning commute. an accident in livermore again in the commute direction approaching north first street so our drive time is now in that heavy category. 35 minutes between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. also, we have some chain requirements traveling towards the sierra, maybe getting a head start on the weekend we'll get to that in just a minute. in the meantime westbound 80 approaching cherry glen in vacaville there is an accident
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approaching that exit. so one lane is blocked. westbound 237 backed up through silicon valley. chain requirements now on highway 50 approaching twin bridges so it's snowing. no chain requirements so far on interstate 80 or 88. looks like we lost the shot. it was snowy there on the ground. mass transit, ace train number one. we have been experiencing some delays all morning long. they are set he to arrive in santa clara momentarily. ace train 3 slight delays, as well. only 5 to 10 minutes because of earlier freight train traffic but it looks like ace train number 5 is so far good to go. bart no issues this morning. muni and caltrain also on schedule. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. the bay area is known for its seafood but are you getting what you pay for? a new study says the majority of the time, you're not. the nonprofit group oceana found 58% of northern california restaurants sell fish that is not what the menu
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says it is. sushi restaurants are worse mislabeling fish 76% of the time. and buying your own fish isn't better. grocery stores in northern california sell mislabeled fish 18% of the time. >> guess we have to catch it ourselves. kellogg is recalling thousands of boxes of its special k red berry cereal because it could contain dangerous glass. the recall affects 11, 22 and 37-ounce boxes with expiration dates in november or december. in october, kellogg recalled nearly 3 million boxes of its mini wheat cereal after fragments of mesh were found inside the packages. throw it away if you have it. traders are checking reports from the labor department this morning. there's some new information on inflation and jobs. here to chat about it, kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. good morning, michelle. the market coming off of a rough day yesterday dow dropping by more than 100 points. today some mediocre news on the economy. labor department reporting that
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first-time weekly unemployment claims rose by 20,000 to 362,000, four-week average of to 360,000. that's the highest level in weeks. the consumer price index was flat in january from the month before. core rate up three-tenths of a percent. higher airfare, rents and also clothing prices. earnings also in focus today. tesla did report a wider loss but its delivery an production schedule is on schedule -- and production schedule is on schedule. safeway reported better than expected earnings profit of 13% to $244 million. let's see how the numbers are. dow is down 63. nasdaq down 22. s&p down 9. shares of tesla dropping by 9%. safeway up by 5%. back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. 6:51. an award winning science fair project in the east bay involves a rocket and hello kitty. this video by 13-year-old
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lauren rojas out of antioch has nearly 800,000 views on youtube. her science fair project cornerstone christian school tested the effects of altitude on air pressure. she won top honors for the project and a chance to keith in a regional science -- and a chance to keith in a regional sigh -- to compete in a regional science competition. a bay area lottery winner wants more chickens. he walked into the 49ers inn in san jose on christmas eve bought scratch tickets. a 50-year-old couldn't believe it when one of them was worth a million dollars. brown, who already raises chickens in his backyard in santa clara county, says he plans not only to buy more chickens, but might add a teacup pig just because he can. >> not a house, car, shoes, vacation. chickens. >> whatever floats your boat. >> one bay area couple's romantic getaway didn't go as plan. they spent most of the evening in a police station being good
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samaritans. the couple from vallejo decided to celebrate 30 years of marriage with a romantic dinner in san francisco. well, on the way, they stopped at the golden gate bridge vista point and that's where they found a black bag full of money. >> i started counting the money to see exactly how much it was. >> it was 11, 062. >> that's a lot of money. they took the cash to a san francisco police station, where they spent valentine's evening. it turned out a visitor from china had left that bag filled with a tour group's cash. he drove to vallejo to leave a note to thank the couple for returning the money and they are thinking about tacking him up on -- taking him up on his offer to visit him in china. >> good for them to be honest. the funny man with big red hair is heading to washington. >> that would be conan o'brien to headlight the correspondents dinner in april. the event is customarily
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attended by the president and the first lady along with all the washington media. the late night talk show host tweeted about what you can expect, two minutes of jokes plus 40 minutes on pension reform. well, won't that be fun. o'brien was the headline act for the dinner in 1995 and he was hilarious. >> he is a funny guy. so it will be fun to watch. >> all good. time now 6:54. coming up a final check of your top stories. >> and including the san jose as. the team could be a step closer to leaving oakland. we'll have the latest coming up.
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between a maserati and an suv outside the bally's casino. the maserati hit a taxi and that taxi caught fire killing two people inside and the driver of the maserati. at least three other people were injured. and police are still looking for the suv involved in the shooting. but again, three people dead. no decision on bail for the south african olympian charged with murder. we are waiting for a live press conference in south africa. oscar pistorius is expected to be back in court tomorrow. he is charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend. lawyers for pistorius are trying to get his charges downgraded and get the lead detective replaced. new details show the detective faces attempted murder charges in an unrelated shooting now. major league baseball has reportedly given the oakland as tentative guidelines for a move to downtown san jose. this comes from the los angeles times. the story doesn't mention any specific guidelines. but it appears they do not
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address the big roadblock. the san francisco giants claim a territorial right in santa clara county. still, this would be the first significant move on the issue by the baseball commissioner's office. we'll have to see what happens. >> he has been very tight- lipped. so might be a little opening. we'll see. >> how about the weather? >> looking like a good day outside today. a little cold in spots. inland 30s and 40s. a little breeze this afternoon more at the coastline. highs in the 50s and 60s, plenty of sunshine, a few passing clouds, lots of sunshine force the weekend. >> okay. we'll just show you one final look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is stacked up to the maze now. the metering lights have been on for just about an hour. so you're looking at 20 minutes to get on the span. but so far we have not seen any huge hot spots out there. so yeah, traffic pretty much moderate at this point. >> all right. thank you. a weatherman in australia was looking for adventure but got more than he bargained for. >> don't we all. >> during a live broadcast.
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it was not lawrence. >> watch this, lawrence. aboard a fighter jet he hit 8gs and passes out. the whole thing is caught on live tv. typical person can handle the gravitational forces of 5 gs. and most pilots do. he was out for about 6 on 7 seconds. i'm thinking more like 10 minutes. >> poor guy on live tv. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday february 21st 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." tens of millions of americans are in the path of severe weather this morning. stunning developments threaten the blade runner murder case as the lead detective faces his own attempted murder charges. and the real effects of massive spending cuts just days away. we there are as agents raid the scooter store following a "cbs this morning" investigation. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye
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opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> they say it's going to snow. >> a massive snowplows across the heartland. >> at least 15 states are under watch or advisories. tens of millions are people are in the storm's path. >> damaging wind gusts, large hail, even isolated tornadoes through the day. >> meanwhile in arizona snow forcing pga officials to suspend play. >> it's coming down pretty good right now. make a snowman. dramatic dwis in the case against double amputee olympian oscar pistorius. >> the lead detective is facing attempting murder charges. >> the detectives and two other officers fired shots at a mini bus in 2011. >> i think this case is unraveling fast to me. it doesn't mean there is no crime here. a major milestone for the u.s. military in afghanistan. for the first time since 2007 more than 30 days has passed with no american military deaths. meanwhile -- >> just eight days away